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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995), known mononymously as Selena, was an American singer and songwriter. She was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. Selena had the most successful Latin singles of 1994 and 1995, "Amor Prohibido" and "No Me Queda Más". She was called "The Queen of Tejano music" and the Mexican equivalent of Madonna. Selena's first album, Selena y Los Dinos, was released when she was twelve years old. A few years after winning Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards, she was signed to a recording contract with EMI. Her career and popularity grew throughout the early 1990s in the United States and Spanish-speaking countries. Her album, Selena Live! won Best Mexican-American Album at the 36th Grammy Awards in 1994.

Selena was murdered at the age of 23 on March 31, 1995 by Yolanda Saldívar, a staffer and president of Selena's fan club. On April 12, 1995, two weeks after her death, Texas governor George W. Bush declared her birthday "Selena Day" in that state. In 1997, a Warner Bros. film based on her life titled Selena was released, starring Jennifer Lopez in the title role. As of 2012, Selena has sold over 60 million albums worldwide.

Loved tobogganing, parasailing, and motorcycle riding.

She is buried at the Seaside Memorial Park next to a Mesquite tree.

Her funeral took place on April 3, 1995 at the Memorial Coliseum, a day after it would have been her third anniversary of her marriage to Chris.

She Took college correspondance courses at Pacific Western University in California.

She likes white roses.

She was known as the 'Queen of Tejano Music.'


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